Army soldiers stand guard outside the cabinet's headquarters to block anti-government protesters demanding for the Yemeni government be dismissed in Sanaa February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Al-Qaeda attacked a Yemeni army headquarters in a heavily patrolled district of Aden on Wednesday, sparking a gun battle that killed 20 people, most of them militants, officials said.Six soldiers were killed and 14 wounded, while three civilians including a seven-year-old child were also among those who died, the official added.Qahtan's successor, Abdo Tareb, ordered the dismissal of three security chiefs for failing to prevent a March 24 attack attributed to Al-Qaeda on an army checkpoint in the southeastern Hadramawt province, in which 20 soldiers were killed.Wednesday's assault is similar to one carried out by gunmen from Al-Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia on an army headquarters in Hadramawt in September, in which they took hostages and 12 people died. In December, Al-Qaeda militants launched a daylight assault on the defence ministry, killing 56 people.
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